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Jun
2017

The UN has designated June 20th as World Refugee Day. Given the dimensions of the world refugee crisis, this is a great time to examine what Junior Leagues are doing in their own communities to address the refugee crisis.
Last year we wrote about a timely and innovative initiative by the Junior League of Cincinnati called RefugeeConnect.
Timely because it looks to create local action against a global crisis involving millions of refugees.
Innovative because it connects refugees resettled in Cincinnati with local service providers to help integrate them into their new lives …

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Oct
2016

Given the fact that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that’s a good question.
Here’s what we know – 35 years after the first awareness month, domestic violence remains a very serious problem. According to data presented by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is prevalent in every community and its effects can cross generations. Among the alarming statistics: in the U.S., an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners each minute (more than 10 million abuse victims annually), and on a typical day, domestic violence …

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May
2017

Meet Cheri Boyle. Wife. Mother. Junior League member. And retired special agent in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. That’s NCIS, as in the award-winning TV show. If you’re not a regular viewer, the mission of NCIS is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist and foreign threats to the US Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.
Cheri, a past president of the Junior League of Panama City who is currently finishing up a two-year term as an at-large member of the AJLI Governance Committee, went straight into NCIS after graduating from Florida State …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …